Cyber Security
September 14, 2020 | 
Blog Cyber Security Managed IT

Cyber-attacks are on the rise in recent months as criminals take advantage of work from home arrangements and vulnerable IT systems. Read more to learn how you can protect your data and urgent counter-measures you can take. Federal Alert The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, a federal agency, recently issued an alert about a wave […]

Microsoft lifecycles
August 13, 2020 | 
Blog Cyber Security Managed IT

  Several core Microsoft products have reached “end of life.” What does this mean? Why should you care and how can F12 help? Continue reading to learn more: Product Lifecycle Primer Microsoft Products come with expiry dates, and, as with seafood and potato salad, you are wise to take heed. There are four main reasons […]

cyber threats
June 24, 2020 | 
Blog Cyber Security Managed IT

The proliferation of remote workforces has been a responsible, sensible response to a worldwide pandemic. Interestingly, this shift in the business model might be more permanent than its initial position as an emergency measure. Through collaborative technologies such as Microsoft Teams, organizations have found that work can get accomplished and cohesiveness maintained. All without paying […]

What is Ransomware
June 9, 2020 | 
Blog Cyber Security Managed IT

  In 2018, there were 204 million ransomware attacks around the world. The best way to prevent a ransomware attack, or mitigate the damage, is to be informed. Check out some answers to FAQs about ransomware here. What Is Ransomware? Ransomware is malicious software that basically kidnaps your system and holds it and your data […]

COVID Response Update
May 14, 2020 | 
Blog Cyber Security Disaster Recovery Managed IT

Many provinces have announced plans to gradually reopen businesses closed due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. As a result, employees will begin returning to their physical workplaces, some from layoffs and others from work at home arrangements. Below we outline ten IT considerations to help smooth the transition. Include IT in Planning Make sure to […]

Cloud Security
May 10, 2020 | 
Blog Cyber Security Data Center and Cloud Managed IT

Cloud computing has facilitated work for many businesses large and small the world over. Unfortunately, it also creates a vulnerability to hackers for those who use it. Over 7,000 vulnerabilities, in fact. Most of those 7,000 vulnerabilities will never be exploited thanks to cloud security. Intrigued? Let’s look at some quick FAQs about cloud computing […] Announces first Chief of Staff
April 29, 2020 | 
Company News Cyber Security Press Releases

EDMONTON, Alberta, April 29, 2020 – For Immediate Release Canadian tech company announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Leanne Yeatman as Chief of Staff (COS).  Yeatman previously held the position of Director of Administration and has been with F12 for 19 years. “I’m delighted to welcome Leanne to our executive team,” said […]

How To Protect Against Ransomware
January 28, 2020 | 
Blog Cyber Security Technology

It’s no secret that ransomware is one of the biggest security concerns for organizations around the world. The scariest part is that hackers are even savvier than they were in the past which makes legacy systems and other deprecated technologies vulnerable to their efforts. What Is Ransomware? Ransomware is a subsect of the malware family […]

IT support
December 12, 2019 | 
Blog Cyber Security Technology

Phishing, malware, ransomware, password breaches, and denial of service attacks—cybercrime is on the rise. If you don’t want your data to end up in the hands of online thieves, you’ll need an IT support plan in place. Here are some valuable tips on how to secure your network.

Is Your Business Cyber Secure
December 2, 2019 | 
Blog Cyber Security Technology

The holiday shopping season is upon us and that means we have visions of cybersecurity for your Cyber Monday dancing in our heads. Read more for a few tips and best practices for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to guarantee a happy holiday season with strong cybersecurity: